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The Stylish Carry On

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Carry on packing advice

I just traveled for 3 weeks, on a trip that covered 5 countries and included countryside and city stays, plus a luxury river cruise. And I did it with only a carry-on. Friends and fellow travelers were surprised, but it was no hardship. Here are the staples that made it easy:

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Renting a Vacation Apartment? Ask These 6 Things

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Luxury Paris vacation apartment

Considering an apartment for your next vacation? You are in good company. Still, it is important to be cautious, as online photos can be deceptive, and often user reviews are skewed or misleading. Cultural differences further complicate the European vacation rental market, and the irregularities that come with historic buildings can warrant additional cautions. Read More

Christmas Markets of Europe

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Does the thought of Christmas set visions of snowflakes and sugar plums dancing through your head? Does the scent of pine trees conjure up memories of holidays past?

A good friend of mine calls me a Christmasoholic. I love to decorate the house, bake lots of cookies and pies, and entertain. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I fell in love with the Europe’s traditional Christmas markets. Read More